Things have been interesting here to say the least.
I'll start off with the hand..
Physical therapy is going well and I'm getting a lot of movement back in my fingers, or at least what's left of them. as for my soul, I'm going a little stir crazy being forceably homebodied. Manage to get out a few times a week in part to "consult"on my bosses soccer team, 5-7 yr olds. Lol. They are a blast. Between that the P.T. and a bit of shopping for dinner here and there helps.
Now that I got me out of the way onto the chickens....
I've been having quite a few problems with predators but no losses.
2 very large raccoons have been lurking off and on around the edge of the property, tho with the recent rain I think they've headed back towards the creek down the hill.
1 fox possibly more unless he's super fast. And I can't help but ask "what does the fox say?" He had a lot to say next to the pumphouse in the field adjacent to ours in the wee hoThe. The Miss' ran out to the fence line with the crow caller and made some outlandish noises of her own with the anticipated outcome. Haven't heard or seen much since that first night.
The hawks of been numerous and rampant, it seems the adults have better plans for their days but the juveniles have been getting agressive, one actually had an austrolorp pinned in a bush but couldn't get to it due to its own inability to access the interior of the bush. Her scared calls and my dog losing it on the line had me running and that bit of death from above flying off empty taloned before I was within 20 feet of it. This was the closest call, the rest have been high in the sky or tops of the bullpines, but they like the others in the past will learn to move on.
The last and largest so far has been one very hungry coyote. The 1st of 3 instances so far(all during the day) was the fence line of my backyard with both the wife and her friend outside, the Miss' was actually the one to chase him off. The ******* was literally 2 feet from a couple of my hens that wouldnt turn their backs to him only separated by an old and outdated wire ranch fence. The 2nd two instances were both the same day and started with my dog barking like armegeddon started. I ran outside just in time to see the sneaky devil jump the fence in the far corner of the property. Never enough time to double back for the .22. He was out of sight when I came back out but the dog knew he was still around...
Less than 3 hours later he came back to the original location, which I've figured out is a blind spot for the dog, this time however he was confronted by 3 of my 4 roaming roosters. They were louder than the hens for sure and gave my friend a chance to step out and chase it of again. Seriously want this thing dead.
Still not much happening with the projects, tho my hand is improving so we'll see soon. I do need to keep it dry still and we've actually had a decent bit of wet weather. I just hope it all doesn't come at once. With my downtime I've had a bt of a scrying eye towards the work I've done and am already seeing areas in need of vast improvement.
To the slow months. Lol. Guess I didn't imagine my they would be spent like this.
Onwards and upwards
live grow and learn.
live grow and learn.